Dan Leach

leach1 Dan Leach

Born and raised in one of the nation’s most important cities, Detroit, Dan Leach has always had a very deep connection to the city and teams he grew up loving and rooting for. Even while working in TV and Radio away from the Motor City, his love for his hometown and its great teams never wavered. Rumors of him coming out of the womb signing “Forward Down The Field” lead to epic trips to Lions and Michigan football games with his grandpa and father starting at age two. There his bond and love of sports was born.

A graduate and classmate of Charlie Batch and Earl Boykins at Eastern Michigan University , he was often seen cracking Boykins up as he diagramed plays in one of the greatest college courses ever assembled, “Theory of Basketball 101.” Dan then was lucky enough to be baptized in broadcasting as an intern with Dan “Touchdown Detroit Lions” Miller at Fox 2. Stops in Costa Rica (some of the most beautiful women in the world), Atlanta, and Florida followed.

He comes back home to join 97.1 The Ticket after hosting nationally syndicated shows on Sports Byline USA and Sirius Satellite Radio. Dan has also called football and basketball play-by-play on radio and TV, most recently on the NAFL game of the week on CAMTV.

An avid hot air balloon enthusiast, huge Pearl Jam fan, and always willing to look at both sides of an argument or story, Dan could not be happier to be joining the great team at 97.1 The Ticket. He looks forward to sparking hearty debate, entertaining the great people of Michigan, and making the world a better place one listener at a time.

The Miami Heat celebrate winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena June 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The Heat won the NBA Finals for the second consecutive year, defeating the Spurs 95-88 in Game 7 of the championship series. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Leach’s List: 2014 NBA Playoffs Preview And Predictions

Mark it down! This is a DTM Prediction Machine special!

97.1 The Ticket–04/19/2014

Jakub Kindl #4 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his second-period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 9, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Leach’s List: Why The Detroit Red Wings’ 23-Year Playoff Streak Is So Special

What has been basically a certainty since 1991, seeing playoff hockey in the D in the spring, is something that so many other cities and fan based wish they could be a part of.

97.1 The Ticket–04/10/2014

Desmond Haymon #25 of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks tries to hold onto the ball while defended by JeQuan Lewis #1 and Jordan Burgess #20 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena on March 21, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

DTM’s Instant Reaction: Greatest Tourney Game Finish Ever?

Where does this game and finish rank in NCAA tourney lore for you?

97.1 The Ticket–03/21/2014

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: 2014 NCAA Bracket To Win Your Office Pool And Impress Your Friends

The madness has officially begun! Just watch the NCAA Tournament promo and tell me you are not unbelievably fired up for one of the greatest times of the year to be a sports fan.

97.1 The Ticket–03/16/2014

Leonardo DiCaprio poses after presenting an award at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT /AFP/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: 86th Academy Awards Preview And Prediction Festival

Oscar Sunday is always one of my favorite nights of the year and has become an annual rite of passage!

97.1 The Ticket–03/01/2014

Isiah Thomas #11 and owner William Davidson of the Detroit Pistons celebrate winning Game Four of the 1989 NBA Finals on June 13, 1989 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. The Pistons swept the Los Angeles Lakers to win the 1989 NBA Championship. Copyright 1989 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

What Is The Greatest Championship Team In Detroit History?

What is the greatest championship team in Detroit history?

97.1 The Ticket–02/18/2014

Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

DTM’s Bagels And Lox Super Bowl 48 Edition

Well, we learned a bunch of things as the final gun sounded in the crisp clean air of Seattle and the Super Bowl 48 match-up became set two weeks ago.

02/02/2014

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DTM’s 48 Super Bowl Prop Bets To Stuff Your Wallet

Of course the game itself is what it’s all about, but the real fun is throwing cash all over the place on prop bets that range from the normal to the insane.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2014

Peyton Manning (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Leach’s List’s: DTM’s Instant Super Bowl XLVIII Preview And Prediction

Ohhhhh boy!! We’ll we learned a bunch of things as the final gun sounded in the crisp clean air of Seattle and the Super Bowl 48 match-up became set.

97.1 The Ticket–01/19/2014

Tight end Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots reaches for the end zone against the Denver Broncos during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

DTM’s Bagels And Lox: NFL Championship Sunday Edition

This is where it gets serious as Conference Championship Sunday comes straight at ya. Who will make it the first cold weather outdoor Super Bowl at the new Met-O-Lands on February 2.

97.1 The Ticket–01/19/2014

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